Do you ever have to explain why you keep getting mysterious packages every month?

So Long Ya Doofuses! So Long Ya Doofuses!
I technically live on my own in an apartment-style dorm run by my university, but legally and officially I still live with my parents. Thus, I always have EF ship to my parents' house rather than my apartment because the University Post Monster loves to snack on packages. I go home almost every weekend and I try to plan my shipping around it, but more often than not my parents are the ones to receive it. I've been getting assignments every month since August, and they have yet to ask me why I keep getting boxes in the mail with contents that I have never shown them. I've been debating whether or not to tell my mom about the true nature of these monthly packages, since I'm thinking they will become a pretty regular thing. I know for a fact that she would be incredibly proud to learn that I have only spent $30 on about $250 worth of sexy fun!

That being said, I haven't had to explain YET, but I always have to be prepared for the question. So, to all the people who live with another living, breathing human (or two or five+), which of the following best describes Mail Day at YOUR place?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I live on my own, so I answer to nobody.
Katelyn , Mrs.Tee , ghalik , CaseyDeuce , GONE! , Taylor , ToyBunny , Geogeo
8
I always intercept the package before anyone else sees.
KinkyNicki92
1
Somebody else always gets or sees my package.
So Long Ya Doofuses! , solitudinarian , britanny0620 , PropertyOfPotter , lilacviolet , *Camoprincess* , Bleu , Creepellah , Septimus , inkky , karenm
11
Whether or not it makes it to my room unopened depends on the day.
britanny0620 , *Camoprincess*
2
I live with one other person, and they know exactly what it is I'm ordering. Sometimes I even let them open it for me.
- Kira - , SneakersAndPearls , Beck , luvslukin , amazon , SecretKinksters , hhh , sexxxkitten , EdenG , Stinkytofu10 , Nurse Katie , xOhxSoxScandalousx , Lildrummrgurl7 , PDXlady , Stagger13 , Melan!e , AHubbyof2SexualMinds , Ayumi , Ansley , Hummingbird , skeeterlynn
21
I live with one other person, and I haven't told them.
Sera26
1
There are two or more people at my place, and either they don't suspect a thing or they haven't asked.
So Long Ya Doofuses! , Cat E. , chicmichiw , lilacviolet , tortilla , padmeamidala
6
There are two or more people at my place, and one or a portion of them knows/have asked me to get things for them.
Mikemanz , Vanille , DawnStar , mpfm , inkky , Beautiful-Disaster
6
There are two or more people at my place, and they all know/have asked me to get things for them.
solitudinarian , britanny0620
2
I have kids who keep asking about the packages.
SneakersAndPearls , CaseyDeuce , PropertyOfPotter
3
I have kids (or nosy adults) who have opened the package without permission and gotten quite a shock.
Other, otro, autre, andere, ?????, ??????, ??
Rossie , - Kira - , Beck , ghalik , edeneve , shorejen9 , Lily Night , phoenixfire , llellsee , joiedejouets , Bignuf , Bleu , SydVicious , higs
14
Total votes: 75 (61 voters)
Poll is closed
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Rossie Rossie
I live with my husband and 18 years old son, they're not the nosy type, and will not touch packages that are not addressed to them.
12/13/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I live with my husband and son, but my son is too young to ask. My husband knows and often opens my stuff before I get to.

I don't live with my mom, but she comes over pretty often. I finally had to tell her why I was getting so many packages because she plays 20 questions. Plus she thought I was spending a lot of money when it's almost all review items. I had to reassure her that 90% of them are free.
12/13/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
I live with my husband and children. My husband knows exactly what's in them. My kids have asked what's in the box often (because any box could be a present from Grandma). I just told them they are massagers. We have massage oils, a massage table, and massage books at the house, so the idea of a massage tool makes sense to them. Although one of my kids asked me, "Geez, Mom, how many more of those do you need?" They aren't old enough to connect the dots.
12/13/2012
Mrs.Tee Mrs.Tee
Quote:
Originally posted by So Long Ya Doofuses!
I technically live on my own in an apartment-style dorm run by my university, but legally and officially I still live with my parents. Thus, I always have EF ship to my parents' house rather than my apartment because the University Post Monster ... More
Tell them that you are part of a survey club online and the club sends you packages often to test out products, then you have to get online and take the survey regarding the product that they just sent you. This is true, because there is an actual survey club out there that I am a part of that sends me pacakages just as much as Eden. So go with a story like this if you dont want to be COMPLETELY honest about the contents in the package.
12/13/2012
Beck Beck
I live with my two sons and my husband. I don't have to worry about anyone when I open my packages. My children are too young and my husband knows it's more toys.
12/13/2012
chicmichiw chicmichiw
Ha! I live with my boyfriend, so we both get excited, actually
12/13/2012
luvslukin luvslukin
Just me and my GF here so we both get excited when the packages come.
12/13/2012
britanny0620 britanny0620
I live with (including only the adults) my mother, my sister and her fiance. They all know what types of stuff I order and know better than to look and see what I've gotten.
12/13/2012
edeneve edeneve
I just got out of a horrendous roommate situation & don't have to answer to anybody - YAAAY!!! I did get lots of packages there, but no inquiring. nowwwwwwwwwwwww, I just had the mailman at my door today handing me a package cuz there were no large mail drop boxes open.
12/13/2012
CaseyDeuce CaseyDeuce
My 8 year old and my 4 year old always get excited about packages, but I always stash MINE to open later in the evening after they've gone to bed.
12/13/2012
shorejen9 shorejen9
I live with my husband who knows exactly what's in them and we open them together. Our daughter is only two so no worries there.
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amazon amazon
It's part of the fun
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roskat roskat
I live alone so no worries.
12/13/2012
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
I live with my bf and he knows.
12/13/2012
So Long Ya Doofuses! So Long Ya Doofuses!
UPDATE: I JINXED MYSELF. MY MOTHER JUST CALLED SAYING SHE OPENED MY PACKAGE ON ACCIDENT AND SO I HAD TO EXPLAIN.
12/13/2012
So Long Ya Doofuses! So Long Ya Doofuses!
On the plus side, she WAS extremely proud of me for saving so much money! And she's perfectly cool with it.
12/13/2012
Lily Night Lily Night
We have a P.O. box, so all of our packages come there instead of to our house.
12/13/2012
EdenG EdenG
Quote:
Originally posted by chicmichiw
Ha! I live with my boyfriend, so we both get excited, actually
same, the only time I get crazy possessive about being in charge of the mail is if it is a present for them. Not so easy to get a surprise when there are only two of us and we share a bank account...
12/13/2012
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Quote:
Originally posted by So Long Ya Doofuses!
I technically live on my own in an apartment-style dorm run by my university, but legally and officially I still live with my parents. Thus, I always have EF ship to my parents' house rather than my apartment because the University Post Monster ... More
I live with one other person, and they know exactly what it is I'm ordering. Sometimes I even let them open it for me.
12/13/2012
Nurse Katie Nurse Katie
Quote:
Originally posted by So Long Ya Doofuses!
I technically live on my own in an apartment-style dorm run by my university, but legally and officially I still live with my parents. Thus, I always have EF ship to my parents' house rather than my apartment because the University Post Monster ... More
I just live with my husband who I'm always showing my new toys to
12/14/2012
GONE! GONE!
I've never had a problem with it. I just tell roommates I like to shop online a lot.
12/14/2012
phoenixfire phoenixfire
I live with my husband and son. My husband knows exactly what I am getting (usually, unless I use my points to surprise him). My son is way too little to know about this kind of thing. Luckily, the packages arrive while he's in school and I have a nice big walk in closet he isn't allowed in. He has actually seen a toy package on my desk while I was reviewing something and asked what it was. I told him it was a toy for grown ups, and that when he was a teenager, or maybe a few years before that, we'd tell him more. He was OK with that.

Depending on how conservative your folks are, I think you should probably tell your mom. You are in college, after all, doing your own thing now. My parents don't know and would likely have a heart attack if they did, but since I live on my own it's no big deal.
12/14/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I live with my husband and three children. My oldest child is usually at school when the mail comes, and my youngest doesn't have a clue, but my middle child is always asking me what I got. I always tell her that it's not something for her so it doesn't matter. My husband sometimes knows what I'm getting, but I usually include surprises for him/us so I don't always tell him until it comes in.
12/14/2012
llellsee llellsee
Our parcels are delivered to my parent in laws house and I'm pretty sure they must know that I review sex toys, seems like they would have put 2 and 2 together as they know I have a blog and some companies (not Eden) can be far from discreet in what they print on outer packaging.

I've had things like - Orgasmic Rabbit - written on an otherwise plain cardboard box
12/14/2012
LadyRelentless LadyRelentless
Several things have been mailed to my lovers sis' house, as neither of us have a real address currently.

She's yet to ask...

Hey, at least he'll have to answer, not me!
12/14/2012
Vanille Vanille
Quote:
Originally posted by So Long Ya Doofuses!
I technically live on my own in an apartment-style dorm run by my university, but legally and officially I still live with my parents. Thus, I always have EF ship to my parents' house rather than my apartment because the University Post Monster ... More
My mom knows about the package contents and doesn't make a big stink about them at all. She's even asked me to order things for her (like lubes and bath/body products.) I'm a girl with needs, I'm not smuggling illegal things. LOL
12/14/2012
PDXlady PDXlady
I just live with my partner so we he knows exactly what is in those boxes. Sometimes I like to get something that I know he'll really enjoy and make him guess what it is or wait until it gets here
12/15/2012
quinceykay quinceykay
I live with family, so yes I have to be stealthy with packages. I always try to get to it before anyone else, and bury the packaging in the garbage. I'm bad at making up excuses, lol.
12/15/2012
joiedejouets joiedejouets
I live alone, however my mother is always over and has been over every time I've had something shipped to me, at first I wasn't going to tell her anything, but she's nosy and I ended up telling her everything. I'm glad I did it because I don't have to freak out about hiding them from her if she's over.
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